Tom Cruise’s drug thriller Mena has received a new release date — and a new name.
Universal announced Monday that the movie from director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) has been renamed American Made. Originally set for a Jan. 6, 2017 release, the film has been delayed to Sept. 29, 2017.
American Made is based on the outrageous (and real-life) exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot who was unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.
Production on American Made took a tragic turn last September, when American film pilot Alan Purwin and camera man Carlos Berl of Colombia died in a plane crash as they traveled in Colombia from Santa Fe de Antioquia to Medellín.
Purwin’s widow, Kathryn Purwin, sued producers Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment, and Quadrant Pictures for wrongful death.
Jesse Plemons, Domhnall Gleeson, and Lola Kirke also star in American Made.